CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE TRAVEL

July 31 – CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE TRAVEL: Under Alaska’s new interstate travel protocols that take effect Aug. 11, 2020, critical infrastructure companies will continue to operate under their existing plans as before. But a few key changes will take place for critical infrastructure workers:

• Critical infrastructure workers traveling to Alaska will no longer be able to use state-funded testing at airports.

• Critical infrastructure companies and organizations will be asked to provide employees with a letter on company letterhead that states they are a critical infrastructure worker traveling for work purposes. These letters will need to include detailed instructions on how the employee will travel, as well as the company’s isolation or quarantine plans in accordance with their Community/Workforce Protective Plan. A template/example letter will be provided for company use.

Travel that is deemed essential or for critical personal needs, as previously defined in Health Mandate 10, will continue as it has under existing guidance. This includes, but is not limited to, child custody exchanges or visitation, and military families relocating under orders. Additional guidance and FAQs regarding these changes will be provided prior to Aug. 11.

Information will be posted at covid19.alaska.gov as soon as it becomes available.

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